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  • QP - Metrology Technician (Optical Tool)

    Requisition ID
    US-RI-North Kingstown
    Trade Support
    Remaining Openings
    Post End
    1st, 2nd
  • Overview

    General Dynamics Electric Boat is the world’s foremost designer and builder of nuclear submarines, the most complex machines made by man. The company’s industry leadership extends back over a century to 1899 when it produced the U.S. Navy's first commissioned undersea warship. Today, Electric Boat prides itself on being the premier shipbuilding company in the industry. We develop and apply state of the art technology to the design and construction of nuclear powered submarines. With a team of highly skilled and dedicated employees, we have successfully taken submarine technology to a new level.


    General Dynamics Electric Boat is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

    Job Description

    Metrology Technicians in the Optical Tool Department are responsible for critical ship and module alignments/measurements using a variety of 3-dimensional and standard optic tooling. These alignments /measurements are used to develop cut line, align and install ships components and pair major modules.


    The job requires the technician to determine the proper tooling for the job, move the tooling to the job, complete the measurements outlined on configuration controlled data sheets, while working safely with a high degree of accuracy.  The technician then turns the data over to Accuracy Control Representatives and works with them to confirm the solutions required.  Metrology Technicians routinely interface with Engineering, other Trades and Ship Management. 


    The successful candidate is preferred to have a solid background in surveying/machine shop dimensional inspection, proven math skills , computer skills, and good communication and interpersonal skills.  Applicant will need to become proficient in the use of optical alignment and Total Station equipment (similar to land surveying), establishing ships reference lines and planes, measuring in-process hull circularities, measuring and recording critical ship's dimensions and supporting production by providing profiles and locations of major components.  Applicant may need to assist Shipfitters with difficult structural layouts, support the accomplishment of dimensional control requirements (ACCP's) and participate in the QP Continuous Improvement Program as needed.

    Education/ Experience


    • An Associates Degree in Surveying Technology or Engineering Technology OR a minimum of 1 year of experience in precision measurement methods or surveying/optical tool is required
    • Candidates must be able to read, interpret, and work from complex manufacturing blueprints, technical manuals, shipyard procedures, and test documents

    Preferred / Desired Skills:

    • Previous Metrology / Optical Tool Trade Training is highly preferred
    • Previous experience working in the construction industry or a manufacturing environment is desired
    • Previous carpentry experience is preferred
    • Military/Navy experience is preferred
    • Previous metal fabrication experience and military shipbuilding experience is preferred
    • A strong math background with a working knowledge of geometry and trigonometry is preferred
    • Previous experience with CAD is helpful


    Applicants must apply for a DOD Security Clearance as a condition of employment. They must able to obtain and maintain a final secret clearance to remain in this position.

    • Must possess strong mathematical, communication, computer skills and interpersonal skills
    • Must be able to work all shifts, heights, confined spaces and extreme temperature conditions as required
    • Applicant will be required to work in a collaborative and team environment and meet organizational goals
    • Individuals may be required to possess their own basic hand tools

    Physical Qualifications

    Climbing, Color Vision, Crawling, Kneeling, Light Lifting, Medium Lifting, Pulling, Pushing, Reaching, Stooping, Twisting

    Environmental Attributes

    Acids or Alkalis, Cold, Dry, Dusty, Fumes, Hot, Inside, Noise, Oily, Outside, Wet


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